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Sallie's Fen Fibers, LLC

186 Swain Rd
Barrington, NH 03825

Phone: (603) 664-5237
eFax: (240) 220-2434

email: sallie.whitlow@gmail.com

We provide custom minimill processing of YOUR alpaca fiber into beautiful yarn, roving and batts!

New pricing for processing, will apply to all fiber received after May 1, 2014

FIBER ONLY BEING ACCEPTED BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT

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Order Form (pdf)

Skein washing instructions (pdf)

***PICK-UP**** We are available to pick-up fiber &/or drop off finished product at many alpaca events in New England(call in advance please!)

Store Open Nov 24-25 and Dec 1-2, 2012 10am-3pm
Also feel free to call for other open times - we will be available most days up to Christmas
 

About us - Sallie has been in love with natural fibers for as long as she can remember. She is an expert knitter and long-time hand spinner. She first became interested in alpacas (back in 1994) through working with their beautiful fleece. Sallie specializes in processing alpaca, but also loves to experiment with blending and processing other fibers including sheep's wool and silk.

Prize-winning yarn!!!

Sallie's skein, mill-spun from fiber from our alpaca Huacho's Sheherazade, received a BLUE RIBBON and score of 98 out of 100 from MAPACA 2008 Fiber Arts Judge Wini Labrecque!!

At the 2010 MOPACA INVITATIONAL ALPACA SHOW another of Sallie's skeins received a full 100 points out of 100!

NOTES:

3 lb minimum per lot

- All pricing is based on minimum lot size of 3 pounds. A lot is the amount of fiber to be processed in one run. If you wish to have a special fleece processed separately, you will be charged for a minimum of 3 pounds. We recommend that you combine like-colored fleeces, or combine more than one year's fleece harvest for an alpaca who doesn't meet this minimum.

Please fill out a separate order form for each batch

Blanket fleece or "firsts" only please - our equipment doesn't handle the coarser fibers very efficiently.

All fleece should be well skirted prior to shipment and be a minimum of 2 inches and a maximum of 6 inches in length.

ALL fiber will be washed

Dehairing: Our fiber separator improves the "Comfort Factor" of your product significantly! It achieves this by removing prickly guard hair, as well as most vegetation and short "second cuts". Loss can vary from less than 10% to as much as 50% depending on the quality and cleanliness of your fiber, but you end up with a much more skin-friendly and valuable result - even if you don’t have time to skirt your fleeces (remove armpit hair, hay, etc) before sending them to us.

If you wish us to wind measured yardage skeins, please specify desired yardage


Prices subject to change without notice

We reserve the right to reject fiber not suitable for processing (extreme vegetation, too long, too short, tender, moths, mould, etc.)

What you can expect when you send your fiber to us:

We will communicate via email with you during the time you fiber is with us. Please respond to our questions as this will ensure timely processing. Upon receipt, your fiber will be evaluated for staple length, vegetation and cleanliness. You will be added to the production calendar and given an approximate completion date.

Upon completion of your order, we will send you a final invoice. Your products will be shipped to you once your payment is received.

Outstanding accounts will be assessed a 5% charge on any balance due over 30 days and for each additional 30 day period the account goes unpaid. Fiber/yarn from accounts unpaid after 90 days will become the property of Sallie's Fen Fibers LLC.

Approximate Cost for your own yarn back: Multiply # of lbs submitted by $23 = Total Cost (assuming no special services and no dehairing)



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Last Update: Nov 2012